Philosophy Dialogue Series examines ‘Justice, Freedom and Equality’

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
University News Service
February 18, 2011

The Philosophy Dialogue Series at Texas State University-San Marcos will examine justice, freedom and equality as its discussion topic for the week of Feb. 21-25. All events are held in Psychology 132, unless otherwise noted. Presentations and discussions for the week will focus on the following issues:

Monday, February 21
12 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Big Thicket Paradigm Case Study (evening lecture in Alkek 250)
Pete Gunter (Regents Professor, University of North Texas, retired)

Tuesday, February 22
12:30 p.m.
Kant: Freedom as Autonomy
Sophists and Sages*: Jamey Higgins & Sean Soward

Tuesday, February 22
2-5 p.m.
Tuesday Afternoon Film
Hosted by Jeffrey Gordon (Philosophy)

Thursday, February 24
12:30 p.m.
Distributive Justice: Equality, Entitlement, and Merit
Sophists and Sages*: Spencer Crowl & Drew Grant

Friday, February 25
10 a.m.
Sustainability Seminar: Topic TBA
Gwendolyn Hustvedt (Family & Consumer Science)

Friday, February 25
1:30 p.m.
Talk of the Times**
Led by Phi Sigma Tau

Friday, February 25
2:30 p.m.
Ethics Bowl Challenge
Texas State Ethics Bowl Team

Co-sponsors of the Philosophy Dialogue Series are American Democracy Project, College of Liberal Arts, Common Experience, Gina Weatherhead Dialogue Fund, New York Times, National Endowment for the Humanities, Phi Sigma Tau, University Seminar, University Honors Program, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Vice President for Student Affairs.

For additional information contact: Beverly Pairett, Department of Philosophy, (512) 245-2285 or via e-mail at A complete schedule of discussion topics and presentations can be found at

*Sophists and Sages are members of the Philosophy Dialogue Class. Class discussions are open to all interested persons.

**Talk of the Times, an activity of the American Democracy Project at Texas State, is a weekly open forum on current events and issues led by members of Phi Sigma Tau, the philosophy honor society. Daily copies of the New York Times are provided near the Dialogue Room (PSY 132) to promote informed dialogues.